The City of Boulder is soliciting bids from qualified, licensed and experienced contractors to construct approximately 55 miles of fiber-optic backbone network (“fiber backbone”) and approximately 10 miles of fiber lateral extensions.

The city seeks these services to build a world-class telecommunications infrastructure for the 21st century and beyond. In the short-term, this infrastructure is intended to support core city services like traffic signal management and data management systems for public safety. In the long-term, this infrastructure could support gigabit speed internet services to homes, a range of city applications and provide support for connectivity to smart city projects such as smart streets.

This solicitation builds on a significant investment by the City of Boulder in community consultation and broadband infrastructure expansion planning.

A link to the RFB can be found here: All proposals are due by Friday, Nov. 15, at 1 p.m. If you have questions or want more information about the city’s efforts to provide a world-class community telecommunications infrastructure to the community visit the city’s website: or contact, Tim Scott, [email protected].

Published: Oct. 17, 2019

Media Contacts: 

Julia Richman, Chief Innovation and Technology Officer, 720-390-0738
Bryan Rachal, Deputy Director of Communication, 303-441-3155


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